NDC Enhancement and COVID-19 Recovery: Regional Trends and Country Experiences



01 December 2020


9:00 am - 10:30 am



Webinar Details

The objective of this session, co-organized with UNDP as part of the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues, is to showcase country efforts to enhance their NDCs and put climate at the heart of their recovery efforts. This will include efforts coordinated through UNDP’s Climate Promise and through the NDC Partnership. Global and regional trends on the NDC revision process to date will be presented, and countries will share their experiences around the NDC revision process, particularly in light of the global pandemic, and showcase their efforts in aligning their enhanced NDCs with national COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. In addition, specific tools and resources will be shared in an effort to further support countries in linking NDCs and their recovery efforts.

The event will be moderated by Cassie Flynn, Strategic Advisor on Climate Change and Head of the Climate Promise, United Nations Development Programme. Event speakers include: 

Welcome Remarks 

  • Mr. Stephen Gold, Global Head on Climate Change, UNDP
  • Mr. Pablo Vieira, Global Director, NDC Partnership
  • Ms. Dainalyn Swaby, Youth Representative, Jamaica

Key trends, insights and approaches under UNDP's Climate Promise and NDC Partnership's Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) initiatives

  • Ms. Jennifer Baumwoll, Global Climate Change Advisor and Global Climate Promise Coordinator, UNDP
  • Ms. Amanda McKee, Head of Knowledge Management and Head of CAEP, NDC Partnership

Country Experiences and Progress - NDC Revision Process and COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

  • Ms. Patricia Campos Mesen, Director of Climate Change, Costa Rica
  • Ms. Halima Bawa-Bwari, the new Director of the Climate Change, Nigeria
  • Ms. Elizabeth Press, Director of Planning and Programme Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)


Please plan to join us at 9:00 EST/15:00CET. The event will be hosted in English with French and Spanish interpretation available.




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